On Monday, June 3, 2019, the Gananda Dollars for Scholars awarded scholarships totaling $35,525 to 37 students:

Natiley Allen - SUNY Oswego, Undeclared. Gananda Performing Arts Boosters Scholarship, Drumlin Square Masonic Lodge Scholarship, Foundation of the Future Award, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteer

Rosalia Antinarelli - FL Institute of Technology, Computer Science & Forensic Psychology.  Steinmiller Associates Inc Award, Gananda CSD Distinguished Panther Award           

Benjamin Arcoraci - SUNY Polytechnic Instititute, Computer Science.  Boy Scouts of America Troop 167 Eagle Scholarship, Wesley Richard Smith Memorial Scholarship     

Kaylie Barbosa - SUNY Geneseo, Education.  The Golf Club at Blue Heron Hills Award       

Abbie Cannon-Bailey - SUNY Albany, Homeland Security, Emergency Perparedness, Cybersecurity.  Emily Paige Bickert Human Spirit Award, Dr. John Guerrieri Award               

Logan Chasey - SUNY Potsdam, Bio-Chemistry. Walworth Auxiliary Fire Department Award, Gananda Youth Lacrosse Scholarship, Super Senior Volunteer                

Zachary Ciprich - Keuka College, Criminal Justice. Gananda Sports Boosters Award             

Jack Crozier - Brock University, Medical Sciences.  CarMax Volunteer Scholarship, Super Senior Volunteer   

Peyton Daeffler - SUNY Oswego, Wellness Management.  Airy Acres Sportmanship Award, Mike Pane Student Athlete Scholarship 

Megan Deys - Cornell University, Biology/Pre-Veterinarian. Walworth Order of the Eastern Star,  Walworth Animal Hospital Scholarship        

Emma Drake - SUNY Binghamton University, Biomedical Engineering.  Get-it-Straight Orthodontics College Scholarship Award, Baldwin Richardson Foods Scholarship, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteer              

Neko Ferrara - MCC/RIT, Cyber Security.  CarMax Volunteer Scholarship, Super Senior Volunteer  

Jonathon Frost - University of Buffalo, Biomedical Sciences. GDFS 911 Award, Foundation of the Future Award, Phone-a-Thon Award                 

Matthew Gabbard - University of Miami, Biology.  Ryan J. Loftis Memorial Scholarship, Super Senior Volunteer         

Margaret Hahn - D'Youville College, Occupational Therapy. Macedon Center Twirlette Award, Gananda Parents' Association Scholarship              

William Jobe - MCC/RIT, Medical Illustration.  Western Wayne Art Group - Thomas McCune Award, Liebert Family Visual Arts Scholarship, Gananda Sports Boosters Award, Gananda CSD Distinguished Panther Award, Phone-a-Thon Award                 

Abagail Kolstee - University of Buffalo, Biomedical Sciences.  Blue Panther Award, Gananda Community Youth Theatre Award, K & D Dispostal Salutatorian Scholarship, K & D Disposal Academic Excellence Scholarship, ReMax I Heart my hometown Scholarship               

Julia Kuntz - SUNY Fredonia, Social Studies/Adolescence Education. Walworth Grange Award           

Justin Kurdziel-Tai - University of Buffalo, Biology. Abraham Bullis Prize in Mathematics, The Lyons National Bank Valedictorian Scholarship       

Emma LaPlant - SUNY Cortland, Undeclared.  JD Chapman Agency Inc Award              

Victoria Leiss - Hobart William Smith, Pre-Medicine.  Walworth Fire Department Award, Phone-a-Thon Award  

Caleb Linder - College of Saint Rose, Forensic Psychology. Joshua Peter Bourgeois Memorial Scholarship, Foundation of the Future Award, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteer            

Michael Martin - SUNY Fredonia, Music Composition. Gananda Performing Arts Boosters Scholarship, Long Acre Farms Award, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteer       

Darby McNamara - Nazareth College, Undeclared.  Gananda Sports Boosters Award, Macedon Town Ambulance Corps Scholarship, Phone-a-Thon Award     

Shea McNamara - SUNY Cortland, Childhood Education.  Invest your Time Scholarship, Maureen Louise McGary Doway Memorial Scholarship       

Megan Miller - SUNY Geneseo, Communications.  Richard Mann Award, Tri-County Sports Complex Scholarship         

Eva Morgan - Syracuse University, Biochemistry/Neuroscience. Gananda Sports Boosters Award, Susan H. Alexander Memorial Scholarship, Foundation of the Future Award, Phone-a-Thon Award  

Julia Newton - Niagara University, Nursing. Walworth Chamber of Commerce WTCC Award, Joshua P.  Bourgeois Memorial Scholarship       

Cassie Prinsen - SUNY Oswego, Undeclared.  Gananda Sports Boosters Award, ReMax I heart my Hometown Scholarship         

Libby Ptak -SUNY Oswego, Undeclared.  The MacNeal Family Entrepreneur Scholarship 

Erin Rooney - SUNY Albany, Psychology.  SEI Design Group Scholarship     

Cecilia Salupo - Marist College, Biomedical Sciences with Pre-Med. Macedon Town Ambulance Corps  Scholarship, Phone-a-Thon Award, Super Senior Volunteer     

Sean Schukraft - SUNY Oswego, Software Engineer.  Gananda Sports Boosters Award, Gananda Employees Care about Kids, Baldwin Richardson Foods Scholarship, Super Senior Volunteer            

Allison Schultz - SUNY Geneseo, Biology.  Foundation of the Future Award    

Alison Smith - FLCC, Health Care Studies.  Maureen Louise McGary Doway Memorial Scholarship, Nettie Bullis Prize in Business        

Kyia Walsh - Colorado State University, Biomedical Sciences.  Gananda Youth Lacrosse Scholarship, Rich Struzzi Memorial Scholarship, Super Senior Volunteer     

Krista Willard - University of Buffalo, Biomedical Sciences with Pharmacy.  K & D Disposal Salutatorian Scholarship, K & D Disposal Academic Excellence Scholarship, Ruben A. Cirillo Award, Foundation of the Future Award, Phone-a-Thon Award     


Gananda Dollars for Scholars is a United Way donor designated organization.

Our ID# is 3323.
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"I am grateful to live in a community that has a program like this to support its seniors. I appreciate all the GDFS volunteers do to make this possible."

-- Amy T., recipient of 2017 Foundations of the Future Award


"Thank you for putting me closer to my dreams. The Phone-a-thon was a really fun activity to be a part of...I  loved being involved in the activity. The event was even greater since it was for a good cause, our success".

-- Tom K., recipient of 2017 GDFS Phone-a-thon Award


"I'm grateful for the opportunities the scholarship will open up for me and my education, I'm thankful that GDFS has taken me into consideration when awarding these scholarships. I am looking forward to continuing my education at SUNY Geneseo".

-- Sarah S., recipient of 2017 GDFS Phone-a-thon Award


Financial Aid Information:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

NY State Higher Education Services Corporation

Rochester Community Foundation Scholarships

Ruben A. Cirillo HS Guidance Department

Scholarship Coach from Scholarship America

Scholarship America Collegiate Partner Directory

Fastweb Scholarships

Gananda Rotary Scholarship

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Gananda Dollars for Scholars is a community-based, nonprofit organization that raises scholarship funds for qualified Gananda graduates. These scholarships help to further the education of students who have a strong work ethic and contribute to the community. GDFS is supported by local individuals, organizations and businesses, and is a part of Scholarship America. We offer students and parents a resource to locate local and national scholarship opportunities. Gananda Dollars for Scholars is a  501(c)(3) non-profit, which means your donation is tax deductible.